Gary Ewer blogs about a method for improving songwriting through focused listening. Great songwriters are often (and not coincidentally) great borrowers of material, Ewer claims. Before writing an original song, it helps to choose an existing favorite and listen for the following qualities: melody, chord changes, instrumentation, lyrical style, vocal style, and subject matter.
Do you agree? Check it here in full and let me know your take:
Improving Songwriting Skills Starts With Listening